Edward G. Hohenstein

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A summary of the technical advances that are incorporated in the fourth major release of the Q-CHEM quantum chemistry program is provided, covering approximately the last seven years. These include developments in density functional theory methods and algorithms, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) property evaluation, coupled cluster and perturbation(More)
The highly parametrized, empirical exchange-correlation functionals, M05-2X and M06-2X, developed by Zhao and Truhlar have been shown to describe noncovalent interactions better than density functionals which are currently in common use. However, these methods have yet to be fully benchmarked for the types of interactions important in biomolecules. M05-2X(More)
Several popular force fields, namely, CHARMM, AMBER, OPLS-AA, and MM3, have been tested for their ability to reproduce highly accurate quantum mechanical potential energy curves for noncovalent interactions in the benzene dimer, the benzene-CH(4) complex, and the benzene-H(2)S complex. All of the force fields are semi-quantitatively correct, but none of(More)
Noncovalent interactions such as hydrogen bonds, van der Waals forces, and π-π interactions play important roles influencing the structure, stability, and dynamic properties of biomolecules including DNA and RNA base pairs. In an effort to better understand the fundamental physics of hydrogen bonding (H-bonding), we investigate the distance dependence of(More)
The S22 test set of interaction energies for small model complexes [Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 8, 1985 (2006)] has been very valuable for benchmarking new and existing methods for noncovalent interactions. However, the basis sets utilized to compute the CCSD(T) interaction energies for some of the dimers are insufficient to obtain converged results. Here we(More)
Large, correlation-consistent basis sets have been used to very closely approximate the coupled-cluster singles, doubles, and perturbative triples [CCSD(T)] complete basis set potential energy curves of several prototype nonbonded complexes, the sandwich, T-shaped, and parallel-displaced benzene dimers, the methane-benzene complex, the H2S-benzene complex,(More)
Noncovalent interactions play an important role in the stabilization of biological molecules. The effective fragment potential (EFP) is a computationally inexpensive ab initio-based method for modeling intermolecular interactions in noncovalently bound systems. The accuracy of EFP is benchmarked against the S22 and S66 data sets for noncovalent interactions(More)
Symmetry-adapted perturbation theory (SAPT) is applied to pairs of hydrogen-bonded nucleobases to obtain the energetic components of base stacking (electrostatic, exchange-repulsion, induction/polarization, and London dispersion interactions) and how they vary as a function of the helical parameters Rise, Twist, and Slide. Computed average values of Rise(More)
A recent study of substituted face-to-face benzene dimers by Lewis and co-workers [J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 3854-3862] indicated a surprising enhancement of electrostatic interactions for both electron-withdrawing and electron-donating substituents. Here we demonstrate that charge penetration (an attractive electrostatic interaction arising from the(More)
Symmetry-adapted perturbation theory (SAPT) provides a means of probing the fundamental nature of intermolecular interactions. Low-orders of SAPT (here, SAPT0) are especially attractive since they provide qualitative (sometimes quantitative) results while remaining tractable for large systems. The application of density fitting and Laplace transformation(More)